Lemon Pepper Hummus, Avocado Chili Hummus, and Beet Coconut Hummus.
Look how pretty they are.
We all know the well loved basic hummus recipe, but if you really want to wow your guest (or yourself like I did), here is a really fun, easy, quick way to make 3 interesting hummuses.(is that a word)?
Well, actually it’s a bargain deal, because you get my basic hummus recipe as well. That’s 4 recipes in total… what a steal!
If you plan on making all three of the hummuses, do them in the order listed, that way you wont even have to clean your food processor or blender in-between. (Yep, I’m all sorts of lazy like that).
Basic Hummus Recipe:
2 19oz cans (or one big guy) of chickpeas
a glug or two olive oil
half a lemon juiced
3 big spoons of tahini
2-3 cloves garlic
salt and pepper
Pita, carrots, or other veggies for scooping
additions for lemon pepper hummus:
the other half of the lemon juiced
zest of one lemon
additions for chili avocado hummus:
half a lime juiced
a few pinches of chili flakes
additions for beet coconut hummus:
1-2 leftover cooked beets, or 3-4 of those small pickled guys
handful of un-sweetend shredded coconut
First things first. Drain your cans of chickpeas and rinse em all off. (Chickpea water grosses me out).
If you plan on making the lemon pepper hummus, zest your lemon, then juice it.
Toss your chickpeas, olive oil, garlic (best to roughly chop it first), salt and pepper, and a splash of water.
Food process that up. You will have to scrape down the sides, and you may need to add more water to help get it smooth, but don’t add too much, as the next recipes have more liquids to add.
Once it is delicious (note my finger swipe sampling), scoop out two thirds of the recipe and put it aside in a bowl.
Now there will be about one third left in the food processor. Grind in a bunch more pepper, the other half of the lemon juice, and the zest (save some to top it).
Blend that up. Scoop it all out into your serving bowl, and garnish with another grind of pepper and some lemon zest.
Now do you best to get the lemon pepper hummus out, but any little bits that remain behind are just fine.
Scoop half of the hummus that was set aside back into the food processor. Toss in your avocado, lime juice, and 2-3 pinches of chili flakes.
Blend that up. Scoop into your serving bowl, garnish with chili flakes.
Again, do your best to get the avocado chili hummus out, but any little bits that remain are just fine.
Scoop the remaining hummus that was set aside back into the food processor. Toss in your beets, and handful of coconut.
Blend that up, scoop into serving bowl, garnish with coconut.
Serve with toasted pita, carrots, or anything else you want to scoop up this deliciousness with.